Europe Region Conference 2016 - Petroleum Systems of Alpine - Mediterranean Fold Belts and Basins

Occured on 19-20 May 2016
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Bucharest, Romania

AAPG Europe Regional Conference 19th - 20th May, 2016.

A first for AAPG Europe, the event will take place in the wonderful city of Bucharest. Romania is not only the largest producer of oil and gas in Central and Eastern Europe, but also a country where hydrocarbon exploration has a very long history going back to the late 1800s.

Recent years have seen a significant rise in E&P activities in the broader region, including the Black Sea. This is partly due to the new technologies applied and partly to the simple fact that the well-established petroleum exploration plays in the area became overmature and cannot meet anymore the reserve replacement needs. Therefore previously unexplored deepwater basin segments and underexplored internal parts of fold belts are opening up with ongoing seismic and drilling activities.

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ExxonMobil has been exploring in the Romanian sector of the Black Sea since 2008, with our partner, OMV Petrom. After acquisition of a 3D seismic survey in 2009, we drilled the Domino-1 gas discovery in 2012. This was the first deepwater discovery anywhere in the Black Sea. This discovery was followed by acquisiiton of a second 3D survey, the largest that had ever been acquired in the Black Sea at that time. The results of the first well and both 3D surveys were then used to plan an extensive drilling program to appraise the Domino discovery and conduct further exploration in the block.
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They're only a few days to submit your abstract. Abstract submission deadline is 31 January. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to present your work at one of the most highly anticipated events of 2016!
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Virtual Webinar
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